Forests and forestry

Forest products

Cambodia to establish international nursery stations in four provinces

The Ministry of Environment plans to establish four international standard nursery stations in Kampong Speu, Koh Kong, Siem Reap, and Tbong Khmum provinces. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501427578/cambodia-to-establish-international-nursery-stations-in-four-provinces/

Angkor-Manulife Community Park project launches with over 10,000 saplings planted

In collaboration with Manulife Cambodia, the APSARA Authority has launched the “Angkor-Manulife Community Park” project, aiming to plant over 10,000 saplings in a 5.5-hectare area in Angkor Park. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501426374/angkor-manulife-community-park-project-launches-with-over-10000-saplings-planted/

Apsara Authority plants saplings to improve Angkor environment

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) claims that they have planted about two million saplings of mixed varieties in the Angkor Archaeological Park from 2004 to 2023 to enhance the area’s aesthetics. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501344942/apsara-authority-plants-saplings-to-improve-angkor-environment/

Community focused on cardamom farming future

Cardamom is a plant that grows naturally in the foothills of the so-named Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia, mostly in Pursat province. In addition to being a spice for food, it is also sometimes used in traditional herbal medicine. ...

Keo Bosaba
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/community-focused-cardamom-farming-future

Fears grow as draft laws leave out ‘indigenous,’ allow hunting

Changes to forestry and protected area laws are proceeding without enough public input, communities say, as drafts introduce hunting licenses and remove wording about ethnic minorities. The country’s Protected Areas Law and Forestry Law are being amended by the environment and agriculture ministries, respectively, sparking growing ...

Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/fears-grow-as-draft-laws-leave-out-indigenous-allow-hunting/

People in Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province vow to protect Phnom Toteung community forest for the fear of lost forest

This is what the people of Kampong Chen village, Steung Keo commune, Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province said, Phnom Toteung Community Forest is not only a sanctuary for the people who live in the vicinity of this community forest, they can also enjoy non-timber forest ...

Soth Ban
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/17/people-in-teuk-chhou-district-vow-to-protect-phnom-toteung-community-forest/

Ratanakiri land dispute escalates amid indigenous frustration

Nine Tampoun villagers are facing an imminent court verdict over allegedly stealing wood from a Chinese concessionaire with which Ratanakiri communities have been locked in an escalating dispute. ...

Phin Rathana
https://vodenglish.news/ratanakiri-land-dispute-escalates-amid-indigenous-frustration/

S Reap officials seize contraband charcoal

The Siem Reap provincial Forestry Administration’s (FA) mobile team and local officials in Chi Kraeng district seized four charcoal trailers at the intersection of National Road 6 in Kok Thloak Krom commune on May 3 for transporting it across the provincial border. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/s-reap-officials-seize-contraband-charcoal

Agriculture ministries talk cross-border cooperation

Cambodia and Vietnam have negotiated an agreement on agriculture to strengthen import-export controls and prevent the illegal cross-border timber and wildlife trade, among other issues, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-ministries-talk-cross-border-cooperation

Preah Vihear authorities seize more than 2,000 cubic metres of non-timber forest products

Preah Vihear provincial authorities on Thursday cracked down on four illegal processing shops in Tbeng Meanchey district and confiscated more than 2,000 cubic metres of non-timber forest products. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50928890/preah-vihear-authorities-seize-more-than-2000-cubic-metres-of-non-timber-forest-products/

Ministry of Environment to provide more livestock to protected areas

Since November 2020, the Ministry of Environment has implemented a policy of providing more livestock to people living in protected areas to help increase income and boost the livelihoods of families living in these areas with an aim to reduce committing forest crime, hunting, logging ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50913321/ministry-of-environment-to-provide-more-livestock-to-protected-areas/

“Save Earth” campaign plants trees

Environmental activists are planting trees in Kampong Speu province’s Cardamom Mountains to mitigate the effects of climate change and support the livelihoods of the community. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50883109/save-earth-campaign-plants-trees/

Crooks arrested for flooded forest clearing

Finally, the long arms of the law caught up and arrested two men for illegally clearing flooded forest in Boengreal Bratescheal at Sankoa commune, Kampong Svay district in Kampong Thom province. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50882327/crooks-arrested-for-flooded-forest-clearing/

Resin provides boon to local economy

Nearly 300 families in the Sre Trob community in the Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province continue to make a living from their ancestors’ methods of obtaining wood oil or vital resin to sell, which can earn about $450 a month per ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/resin-provides-boon-local-economy

Ministry probes exports of luxury wood to Hong Kong

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries denied that it had allowed the exports of luxury wood from Koh Kong province to Hong Kong. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-probes-exports-luxury-wood-hong-kong

Ministry probes exports of luxury wood to Hong Kong

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries denied that it had allowed the exports of luxury wood from Koh Kong province to Hong Kong. The denial came after the Hong Kong Customs reportedly seized about 211 tonnes of logs from an endangered tree species from Cambodia ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-probes-exports-luxury-wood-hong-kong

Stung Treng officials find illegal timber stockpile, owner escapes

A large amount of illegal luxury timber was impounded by Stung Treng provincial Forestry Administration officials on April 26 after it was discovered in a forest in the province’s Sen Chey district.   ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-officials-find-illegal-timber-stockpile-owner-escapes

Six illegal logging tractors seized

Svay Leu district forestry administration office in Siem Reap province has given a month’s notice to the owners of homemade tractors impounded last week for transporting illegal timber. Authorities warned that if no action was taken the administration would take the case to court. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/six-illegal-logging-tractors-seized

Gov’t rejects logging claims

The Ministry of Environment has rejected reports by Amnesty International and the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) that large-scale illegal logging has increased in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary since PLCN was banned from patrolling the area. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-rejects-logging-claims

Sweden contributes to tree conservation activities as part of COVID-19 response

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced yesterday that  Sweden will contribute about $500,000 to  its joint conservation efforts with the Environment Ministry in Pursat and Siem Reap provinces to support tree planting activities, the establishment of plant nurseries and a “cash-for-work” initiative. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775184/sweden-contributes-to-tree-conservation-activities-as-part-of-covid-19-response/

Hunt for military captain in Kampong Speu timber crime case

Kampong Speu provincial authorities are on the hunt for Choeung Theng, a military officer allegedly connected to 191 pieces of illegally acquired timber which police found concealed in Oral district’s Sangke Satoap commune. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-military-captain-kampong-speu-timber-crime-case

15,625 luxurious tree saplings planted in Siem Reap

Some 15,625 luxurious trees have been planted in Siem Reap province to cheer the annual Arbour Day on July 9.Some 15,625 luxurious trees have been planted in Siem Reap province to cheer the annual Arbour Day on July 9. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743837/15625-luxurious-tree-saplings-planted-in-siem-reap/

Ministry bans wild orchid trade

Trade of wild orchid flowers, typically found in the Kingdom’s protected areas, has officially been banned following yesterday’s announcement by the Ministry of Environment. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743810/ministry-bans-wild-orchid-trade/

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